Hi there, introverted and sensitive friend!
I’m Jenn Granneman, the founder of this community. I’m also the author of two books: The Secret Lives of Introverts, and Sensitive, co-authored with Andre Sólo. I dedicated my life to writing about these topics after I realized how difficult it was to navigate a world that favors extroversion and insensitivity. When I started IntrovertDear.com, I was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted man, and working an extroverted job as a teacher. Due to misconceptions about introversion and sensitivity, I often felt misunderstood and undervalued. I wrote my blog anonymously for almost two years because, as an introvert, I had no desire to be in the spotlight!
Today, my mission is to empower introverts and sensitive people to embrace their innate strengths — and to start seeing their nature as a good thing. An educator and a journalist, I have been featured in the NY Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Glamour magazine, The Oprah Magazine, and Bored Panda, and on numerous podcasts. I blog for Psychology Today, and my work has also appeared on Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Forbes, HuffPost, Upworthy, The Mighty, The Muse, Motherly, and a number of other outlets. I hosted The Introvert, Dear Podcast. Sensitive was named an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Nonfiction.
Got a general question? Email [email protected].
Email Jenn Granneman at [email protected]. Please note that due to limitations on my time, I am not able to give advice about personal situations. I’m available for interviews on the topics of introversion and sensitivity. Email me directly at [email protected]. Usually I can respond within 24 hours.
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About Our Co-Owner
Andre Sólo is a recognized expert on highly sensitive people, leadership, introversion, and the science of sensitivity. The cofounder of Sensitive Refuge, he is an author, speaker, and researcher. Sólo has been a featured speaker at Amazon and Google, and has been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Oprah Daily, The Washington Post, Bustle, and more, as well as numerous podcasts.
How to Write for Introvert, Dear
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Why Is the Blog Called Introvert, Dear?
When I chose the name Introvert, Dear, I imagined a wise, older woman inviting a troubled young introvert to lie down on a fancy chaise lounge in the kind of therapy session you might see in a movie. The older woman began her worldly advice by saying, “Now, introvert, dear…” It’s weird, I know, but welcome to my brain!
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